The Mighty Cheese

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Joe Mckay
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The Mighty Cheese

Postby Joe Mckay » February 14th, 2012, 12:58 pm

This clip from Penn And Teller is fun. It explains one of the most ingenious secrets in magic...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRJv6z_bxQg&feature=related

Joe

Jim Riser
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Re: The Mighty Cheese

Postby Jim Riser » February 14th, 2012, 2:29 pm

Joe, that is a beautiful cheese! The originals had a cross type of flywheel that ran in plain bearings. The motivator was a modified bicycle type of affair. Jim Conley had one of the early models. He never wanted to talk about it though. Anyone know why? Was someone hurt? I believe the cheese was sometimes combined with a gimmicked hoist. I have always liked the idea of the apparatus and toyed around with building myself one years ago but never had the equipment to make the cheese body the way I wanted it. Now that I have the equipment/skill to make one, the project is not as attractive. Thanks for posting this.
Jim


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